Subject: Re: Ext2fs supported?
To: Yasir Malik <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/21/2004 16:04:22
On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 05:47:58PM -0400, Yasir Malik wrote:
> > The strings that disklabel(8) allows in the "fstype" column are
> > listed in the fstypenames array defined in <sys/disklabel.h>.  For
> > ext2fs, the appropriate string seems to be "Linux Ext2".
> >
> Thanks, that worked.  I updated fstab accordingly.
> I carved out the ext2fs partition so I could install Oracle 10g in hopes
> of seeing better performance than using UFS2.  However, I've noticed that
> ext2fs is slower than UFS2 on some of tests I've done (diskcheck takes
> longer, removing large files takes longer, etc.).  Is ext2fs supposed to
> be slower on NetBSD than UFS2?

Yes, for various reasons. One of them being that it doesn't have soft updates.
You could mount it async, but even then it would probably not be faster,
and you'd loose in reliability.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference